Over Here: Mount Oread Responds to the Great War’s Call to Duty

Posted on Nov 14, 2018 in Campus News and News

Kansas Alumni magazine issue No. 6, 2018 | World War I

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Nov. 11, 1918, armistice that ended World War I, we are proud to publish a history of the war at KU that has special significance for Kansas Alumni: Evie Masterson Rapport, d’70, g’78, based her 1978 journalism master’s thesis on the war coverage she found in our predecessor publication, The Graduate Magazine. Rapport, a journalism and communications veteran in Kansas City and at KU, next spring will again present an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute course about the University’s vigorous response to the U.S. government’s dire need to prepare an army for battle.

Read more of Rapport’s stories of KU during the Great War.

Watch the video below to see how the students and faculty of KU went into action during World War I with a series of photos from the Spencer Research Library. Read additional coverage in issue No. 6, 2018, of Kansas Alumni magazine.

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